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Re: kern/52411: Cannot load iwn0 firmware (Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200

On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 05:55:00PM +0000, Donald Allen wrote:
>  Either the firmware is supposed to be installed by the installer or it
>  must be installed via a package. If the former, as seems likely, then
>  it should have been there, and there was circumstantial evidence that
>  I cited in my original report that it was. If so, then there was
>  another issue besides the absence of the correct firmware file.

The package is only needed for ancient releases and it doesn't even
cover newer versions of the firmware interface contract.

>  I will close by saying that there has been no response to my comment
>  about the documentation problem. I think it's a serious issue and not
>  just in the wifi area. It does no good to produce good software that
>  is undocumented and therefore difficult or impossible to use.

Frankly, I see nothing useful in this bug report that can be acted upon.
No dmesg, no precise error message, nothing. Just "It doesn't work for
me". At this point, I'm really considering just closing the PR as
"Thanks for testing, sorry, that it didn't work".


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